I am a 65-year-old disabled woman, living in beautiful Ashland, Oregon, USA.. I was born into an Irish-American Catholic family, and have five brothers and four sisters, Although we were poor, I was able to attend parochial schools and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1965. When I was 16, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Luckily it was a non-cancerous tumor, but the side effects of poor equilibrium, double vision and slurred speech got worse as I grew older. Although I did go to college - San Jose State University- and received a B,A. in Speech Pathology, I never worked in the field. Instead I did a number of unrelated jobs, until my disabilities became so bad, I couldn't work, While planning my 60th birthday, I had a massive stroke, leaving me in a wheelchair with a weakened body and very garbled speech. An amazing thing happened with the devastation of this. I WOKE UP. Not only do I want to MAKE life happen for me, I want to join the rising up of women globally, ready to claim their human rights I enjoy reading, writimg poetry, surfing the net, taking senior classes and growing spiritually. Spirituality, Poetry Daily living skills, speaking to be understood
My Vision for the Future
The rise of women globally, including disabled women, bring peace, harmony and equality to the world.